TxDOT Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Job agency does is admirable. Some supervisors are unscrupulous schemers, liars and thieves.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Does excellent work for Texas and its citizens

    Cons

    Agency supports supervisors even in the face of evidence of lying, discrimination and of other wrongdoing. Appeals are useless since the whole process is for labeling the agency correct in its actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check employee claims against what supervisors allege, you'll probably find some are using the system and it's flaws for ill-gotten gain. EEOC is investigating now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Things have changed in the IT division

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    Current Employee - IT Division  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers helpful, friendly.
    On site cafeteria
    Park like areas outside under trees

    Cons

    Can be a little like "Lord of the Flies"
    Branch Managers can be vindictive, lack leadership qualities
    Pay was low, now it's worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not live by the golden rule. Huge pay increases for you, employees get our jobs cut. We all work hard and to outsource us ostensibly to save money conflicts with the huge salaries you men are making. We are taking a pay cut and our employment with the state has been cut, while other (current) state employees get raises. Think about what that does to morale and motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Teenagers in charge

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time, medical, steady job hours

    Cons

    Micro managing. Managers don't care what's going on as long as the leads do work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen your leads better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    welder

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    Current Employee - Welder  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    hours holidays insurance own office partys

    Cons

    poor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

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    Every other opportunity is better.

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * reasonable work hours; almost always 40, unless you want to do more.

    Cons

    * below market salary rates
    * lack of mentoring / direction for new employees
    * lots of arbitrary deadlines
    * culture of poor communication. employees on the ground have little chance of knowing what's actually going on.
    * lots of administrative overhead (detailed timesheets, status reports, a fair number of unnecessary meetings)
    * large bureaucracy makes it difficult to get things done
    * management never makes changes in response to feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically, you have no trust or respect from the employees whatsoever. Management only appears to be interested in cost-cutting and outsourcing, and is destroying the organizational culture. Employees in the halls talk openly about when they're "getting out." Without exaggeration, I can say that this is the worst management I've ever seen, and they could hardly do worse if they were trying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Not so great.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are great and friendly.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit overwhelming with unrealistic deadlines. Lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good at first, but it devolved into more difficult as I was forced into an unwanted transfer.

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist II  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist II in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are provided, a professional attitude.

    Cons

    Sometimes a hard won position can be negated by computer upgrades and you could be sent into a Quota-mad work section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as management continues to work with quotas, quality will ALWAYS suffer, and the efforts of safety-minded data will be tainted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Government job

    Current Employee - Engineering Tech  in  Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You will never get laid off
    Secure
    Stable
    Little to to pressure, ever

    Cons

    Minimal pay in engineering, minimal

  10.  

    Disappointing in recognition of diligence, respect and lack of advancement in salary raises.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with the public to help them get answers to their questions and action for their needs when something needs attention on the 80,000 miles of roads maintained.

    Cons

    A great deal of favoritism and cronyism exists while favorites are recognized and advanced and concern for other employees is practically nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate equality of pay for equal work among employees and to encourage supervisors to be more fair and even-handed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Favoritism, nepotism, engineer-centrism, and to a lesser degree, tenure, are the names of the game here.

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    Former Employee - Lab Personnel  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Personnel in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They do have good health benefit, sick leave, and vacation leave days.

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer, part of the "good ol' boys or GIRLS club, or related (PROTECTED) by a person in an upper position, you can forget about moving up. TxDOT has the mentality that being an engineer means you can also MANAGE people which is obviously (go ahead and ask any younger to middle-aged NON-engineer and ask them if that's true) not reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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